The Peoples Democratic Party’s vice presidential candidate, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, has been cautioned by the Movement for Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) against claiming to be an Igbo native.
The Delta State Governor, according to a statement released on Tuesday by MASSOB’s leader Uchenna Madu, has repeatedly denied being an Igbo.
According to MASSOB, Okowa’s recent declaration that he is Igbo was motivated by his desire to win support for Atiku Abubakar, the PDP presidential candidate, whom he may be substituting.
Okowa, according to Madu, refused to “accept his Igboness” during his seven years as governor of Delta State, stating that he “always denied that he is an Igbo because of his loyalty to Fulani dominated federal government.”
The statement reads, “Because of Okowa”s nomination as Atiku”s running mate, he now feels that he is representing the position of Ndigbo.
“MASSOB wishes to remind Governor Okowa that Ndigbo are wiser now. Okowa is not representing Ndigbo. The political stake of Ndigbo is no longer in PDP.
“MASSOB warn Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State to stay clear of Igbo land because he is not welcomed. Governor Okowa can not accept what he openly denied. Ndigbo are not fools”.
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